Tura is sad to hear the news that this issue of experimental arts magazine RealTime will be the last regular edition.
As the magazine approaches it’s 25th year, 2018 will be spent archiving the huge back catalogue of reviews and articles which will in turn provide an exceptional insight into contemporary and experimental arts culture in Australia from the past 25 years. This archive will be freely available to artists, audiences, students and researchers with a plan to house it within a major arts institution.
Managing Editors Virginia Baxter and Keith Gallasch and all journalistic contributors must be credited for their vision and drive to continuously produce content with such rigorous insight and providing a conduit to connect the national experimental arts sector in one place.
Below is from Virginia Baxter & Keith Gallasch, Managing Editors at RealTime:
“Reality check. This is the last edition of RealTime. It’s been an extremely difficult and a very sad decision to make to draw the magazine to a close — to cease weekly publishing at the end of 2017. In 2018, the magazine’s 25th year, we will complete the archiving of the deeply personal, totally consuming project that the magazine has been for us. It’ll be a year of reflection and celebration for RealTime’s many contributors, readers and supporters and, we hope, provide an enduring legacy — a unique record of a period in which the arts have radically transformed.”